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Thomas J. Kenney

Thomas John Kenney, 50, of Chicago, formerly of Polo, died on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago.

Tom was born on Feb. 7, 1969 in Dixon, the son of John and Lydia (Jimenez) Kenney.

He was a 1987 graduate of Polo Community High School.

Tom graduated with honors from DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago with a bachelor of science degree in Computer Information Systems.

At DeVry, Tom worked as a faculty assistant and systems faculty assistant for two years.

He also served as president of Epsilon Delta Pi, an honor society for Computer Information Systems students.

Tom was a systems analyst programmer for CNA Insurance until his department was outsourced.

He was employed with Electrical Workers Union Local 134 of Chicago from 2004 until his death.

He was a loving son, brother, uncle, and was an avid White Sox fan. He is dearly missed.

Survivors include his parents, of Polo; three sisters, Diana (Doug Bannister) Kenney, of Columbia, Missori, Cynthia (Kevin) Dix, of South Elgin, and Kathleen (Jeff Sterken) Kenney, of Chicago; one brother, Jim (Lori) Kenney, of Sterling; three nieces, Emily (Brett) Renner, of Pompano Beach, Florida, Caitlyn Dix, of South Elgin, and Kassidy Kenney of Sterling; and three nephews, Ian (Jessi Snyder) Kenney, of Urbana, Josh Dix, of Chicago, and Landon Kenney, of Sterling.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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